The goal of the festival is to foster greater food self-sufficiency by bringing together consumers, growers, and producers of local foods with the intent of encouraging local sustainability through backyard gardening and small business initiatives. The market also offers a place for non-profits to raise money through sales of produce or baked goods containing locally grown or harvested ingredients.
2017 Food Festival Vendor List
2017 Food Festival Workshops
9:30- Pickling 101 – Sarah Lewis
10:30- Foraging – Corinne Conlon
11:30- Canning 101- Sarah Lewis
12:30- Home Composting – Lisa Daugherty
|1:30- Primroses – Ed Buyarski|
Individuals, commercial businesses and non-profit organizations are all welcome. Here are some ideas for ways you can be involved in the market:
– Sell home grown produce, flowers, herbs, eggs, homemade jams, jellies, syrup, herb vinegar, dried herbs, or dried tea leaves. (Check the DEC requirements for food sales.)
– Sell commercially produced local artisan or specialty foods.
– Sell products or services for gardening or local food production.
– Provide gardening information at a table.
– Raise funds for a non-profit organization by having a bake sale with locally grown or harvested ingredients. (Check the DEC requirements for bake sales.)
We can always use VOLUNTEERS! Want to help out? Sign up HERE.
What is the cost?
$40 for indoor booths or $50 for corner indoor booths for all commercial, individual and non-profit offering anything for sale. $20 for each outdoor booth.
If you would like to PARTICIPATE as a VENDOR register HERE.
Non-profit informational or demonstration tables which are related to food growing, preserving, or gardening are FREE!
If you would like to lead a presentation on a topic relating to gardening or other aspects of sustainability, please contact Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 586-ARTS (2787).